I recently discovered a course through Daily OM which seem to align well with my September theme ‘This Time Next Year’. The full name of the course is ‘A Year to Clear What is Holding You Back’ and is presented by Stephanie Bennett Vogt from SpaceClear.
Stephanie’s mission as written on her website:
“My mission and passion is to change the way the world relates to stress and stuff, and teach simpler, gentler ways to release it that lighten, enlighten, and last.” –Stephanie Bennett Vogt
Now we all experience stress that is part of life but as my word for 2017 was ‘Simplify’ I was interested to learn more about her philosophy.
I signed up for the course through Daily OM for a nominal fee and have been receiving daily emails which will last for a full 365 days. Content is based around the “5 Ss of Clearing”: slow down, simplify, sense, surrender, self-care.
Setting your intention to slow down and simplify your life
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have read before my thoughts on the importance of self-care and nurturing our mind, body and soul. I think in relation to the ‘5Ss of Clearing’ I might struggle with ‘surrender’. I find it hard to just let go and surrender – I usually fight against the tide but as I’ve written before, letting go of obstacles that are holding you back or that you have no control of is the only way to truly move forward with your life and achieve happiness.
I like the idea of receiving a little reminder each day to learn and restore. Stephanie suggests setting aside the same time each day to read the content of the email. Some include videos, other emails might be a short message to ponder. What I like about the course is that you can do it at your own pace. For example, I will be going on a European holiday in October so may not have time or access to emails. No problem – I can pick up where I left off.
Each week there is a check in to encourage you to review how you are feeling and what thoughts are starting to form. Keeping a journal is also recommended but the over-riding point is that by taking a year, there is no rush to overload our brain with information but to slowly start to understand and incorporate this knowledge into daily life.
So in my quest for simplifying my life and also working towards making changes by ‘this time next year’ I’m making the commitment to achieve the ‘5Ss of Clearing’.
I’m not affiliated with Daily OM or SpaceClear or Stephanie Bennet Voigt but merely wanted to share my experience. It may or may not be for you, but throughout the next year I will be sharing learnings which I think may be of help.
Is there something holding you back and robbing you of happiness?
What can you do to make changes or learn to let go?
Will you set your intention to slow down and simplify your life?